Jaroslav Halak G NYI 3 Hrs

Halak is expected to start Saturday for the Islanders, according to Newsday.

So far this season Halak is not making anyone forget about last year when the Islanders might've had better luck by putting a garbage can in net. In six games this season Halak has a GAA of 3.51 and save percentage of .889, not the kind of numbers the Isles were paying for when they signed him to a four-year contract this past off-season. Lucky for him that Chad Johnson hasn't done much better.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days

Halak surrendered four goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.

Benched the previous two games in favor of backup Chad Johnson, Halak didn't give the Islanders any encouraging returns upon reentering the lineup. Fortunately for Halak, Johnson performed rather unevenly in his two turns, which will likely result in no change atop the team's goalie depth chart. However, with a 3.51 GAA, .889 save percentage and three straight losses on Halak's ledger, the glow of his 3-0 start is beginning to dim.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Days

Halak will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Jets.

Halak will take the net Tuesday night for the first time since last Tuesday. He posted an unsightly 3.39 GAA through his first five starts, so the Islanders are hoping a week off helps him get back on track. The team is off to a 6-2-0 start thanks to its high-scoring offense, but they have given up nearly as many goals as they have scored, and will likely need Halak to play better to maintain a lofty spot in the standings.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Days

Halak is expected to start for the Isles Tuesday versus the Jets, according to Newsday.

Halak has been a bit shaky to start the season for the Isles and has split the games of late with Chad Johnson. He will need to find some consistency in his game for him to remain the starter goaltender.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 10 Days

Halak was pulled at the second intermission of Tuesday's loss to the Leafs after surrendering five goals on 23 shots.

This represents easily the worst start of the young season for Halak, who'd generally been playing well to open the campaign. It'd make sense for him to take a seat for Chad Johnson on Thursday against Johnson's old Bruins mates.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 11 Days

Halak will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Halak will look to get back in the win column after having a three-game winning streak snapped his last time out. He will face a Toronto squad that tallied just one goal in two games against the Red Wings over the weekend.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days

Halak made 35 saves in a 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He allowed two goals, both of which came on the power play.

He was so good he earned the game's third star. The Isles are becoming a force this season and Halak is one of the reasons why. He's a solid fantasy roll.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days

Halak will be in the net Saturday against the Penguins, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Halak has ridden a hot Islanders offense to three wins in his first three starts, despite his rather mediocre ratios (2.92 GAA, .900 save percentage). He's expected to match up against the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury in what could be a high-scoring affair.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days

Halak gave up three goals on 23 shots Thursday, but ended up beating the Sharks in the shootout.

The power of three: Halak's 3-0 despite having allowed three goals in all three of his starts. He'll need to improve his ratios, but the Islanders' offense has been explosive in the early going, which is huge in terms of Halak's win potential.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 16 Days

Halak will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Halak has given up three goals in both his starts so far, but still sports a 2-0-0 record thanks to the Islanders lighting the lamp 11 times in those two games. He may need some assistance from his offense again Thursday, as he'll be facing a San Jose team that has scored 12 times through three games.